May weather forecast
Paramaribo, Suriname

Buildings in the historic city of Paramaribo in Suriname
Buildings in the historic city of Paramaribo in Suriname

Weather in May

May, the last month of the spring in Paramaribo, is also a moderately hot month, with an average temperature ranging between min 24.7°C (76.5°F) and max 29°C (84.2°F).

Temperature

In May, the average high-temperature remains equal as in April - a still moderately hot 29°C (84.2°F). In May, the average low-temperature is 24.7°C (76.5°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in May is estimated at a torrid 36°C (96.8°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', or 'apparent temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (pregnancy, wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

May and June, with an average relative humidity of 84%, are the most humid months in Paramaribo.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Paramaribo, Suriname, is May, when the rain falls for 28.1 days and typically aggregates up to 156mm (6.14") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In May, the average sea temperature is 27.8°C (82°F).
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in May in Paramaribo is 12h and 23min.
On the first day of May in Paramaribo, sunrise is at 06:27 and sunset at 18:47. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:25 and sunset at 18:51 -03.

Sunshine

In Paramaribo, the average sunshine in May is 7.1h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January, April, May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 6 in May interpret into the following advice:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in May in Paramaribo?

In May, in Paramaribo, Suriname, the average high-temperature is 29°C (84.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.7°C (76.5°F). in May, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is estimated at 36°C (96.8°F).

What are the most humid months in Paramaribo?

May and June, with an average relative humidity of 84%, are most humid months in Paramaribo, Suriname.

What is the average humidity in May in Paramaribo?

In May, the average relative humidity in Paramaribo, Suriname, is 84%.

What is the rainiest month in Paramaribo?

The month with the most rainfall is May, when the rain falls for 28.1 days and typically aggregates up to 156mm (6.14") of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in May in Paramaribo?

In Paramaribo, Suriname, in May, it is raining for 28.1 days, with typically 156mm (6.14") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in May in Paramaribo?

In Paramaribo, the average seawater temperature in May is 27.8°C (82°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does Paramaribo have in May?

In Paramaribo, the average day length in May is 12h and 23min.

When are sunrise and sunset in May in Paramaribo?

On the first day of May in Paramaribo, sunrise is at 06:27 and sunset at 18:47. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:25 and sunset at 18:51 -03.

How long on average sun shines in May in Paramaribo?

The average sunshine duration in May is 7.1h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Paramaribo?

January, April, May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index.

What is the UV index reading in May in Paramaribo?

In May, the average daily maximum UV index in Paramaribo is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in May
Paramaribo, Suriname

Average temperature in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average high temperature in May: 29°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (31.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (28.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in May: 24.7°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are October and November (24.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.8°C).

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Average pressure in May
Paramaribo, Suriname

Average pressure in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average pressure in May: 1012.2mbar

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are June and July (1012.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1009.4mbar).

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Average wind speed in May
Paramaribo, Suriname

Average wind speed in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average wind speed in May: 13.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (14.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (10.4km/h).

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Average humidity in May
Paramaribo, Suriname

Average humidity in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average humidity in May: 84%

The months with the highest relative humidity are May and June (84%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are September and October (77%).

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Average rainfall in May
Paramaribo, Suriname

Average rainfall in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average rainfall in May: 156mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (156mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (34mm).

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Average rainfall days in May
Paramaribo, Suriname

Average rainfall days in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average rainfall days in May: 28.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (28.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (13.5 days).

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Average sea temperature in May
Paramaribo, Suriname

Average sea temperature in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average sea temperature in May: 27.8°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are July, August and September (28.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (26.8°C).

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Average daylight in May /
Average sunshine in May
Paramaribo, Suriname

Average daylight in May / Average sunshine in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average daylight in May: 12h and 23min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 28min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 47min).

  • Average sunshine in May: 7h and 6min

The month with the most sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 9h and 36min).
The months with the least sunshine are February and April (Average sunshine: 6h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in May
Paramaribo, Suriname

Average sunshine days in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average sunshine days in May: 1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (14 days).
The months with the least sunshine days are February and May (1 days).

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Average UV index in May
Paramaribo, Suriname

Average UV index in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average UV index in May: 6

The months with the highest UV index are February, March, June, July, August, September, October and November (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, April, May and December (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in May
Paramaribo, Suriname

Average cloud cover in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average cloud cover in May: 49

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 51).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 21).

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Average visibility in May
Paramaribo, Suriname

Average visibility in May - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average visibility in May: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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